Shadorma Tuesday

4:20a.m. What better time to write my first Shadorma.

Breaking Up With Not My Boyfriend

It’s over
Now I won’t get to
See his blue
Eyes sparkle
Or leave purple love bites on
The crook of his neck

He’s so mad
Said he’s done with me
He’ll never
Talk to me
Then blocked my cell phone number
Always stonewalling

Well, you know
I’m quick to temper
So I said
“Screw you, too!”
Middle finger emoji
Then sent five emails

How does he
Switch from blazing red
To ice blue
That quickly?
Feels like my love means nothing
So hurt I react

It’s always
My fault in his eyes
Sees complex
Like a personal attack
Can’t discuss feelings

What if I
Try harder next time
To balance
The feedback
Say how much he means to me
I’m not sure he knows

I still see
The same potential
That I saw
The whole time
I wish it didn’t have to
End badly like this

Written for Tanka Tuesday #tastetherainbow

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy Richy says:

    Great!! I know nothing about Shadorma but I know a beautiful piece when I see one! 🌟 PS – if this is a non-fiction write, I wish you peace ✌🏼 🌹

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy ❀

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  2. Sadje says:

    What an interesting poetic form.

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    1. Thank you, Sadje πŸ™‚ I got it from the Tanka Tuesday cheat sheet πŸ™‚

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Cool.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    This is a perfect shadorma it beautiful. πŸ’œ

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      1. willowdot21 says:


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  4. Ron. says:

    Yup. Shadormalicious.

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    1. Lol thanks Ron πŸ™‚


  5. You’ve told a story with this shadorma sequence. It’s a stunner too. I like how your words flowed from one shadorma to the next. πŸ’œ

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    1. thank you so much, Colleen ❀

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great story with the poem.

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  7. Well done, Sylvia. A powerful Shadorma that twists and turns with anguish! 😌

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura =D

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